After 3 1/2 years of worry and fret over when I would do it, how I would do it, and how long it would take, it's finally DONE!!! My son is POTTY TRAINED!!! Yeah, I know you're thinking...well he should be if he's 3 and a half! But honestly, I have put it off for so long because it took a very long time for Elijah to talk and he's so busy, I just figured that he wouldn't really even realize he was going, or how to tell me. I have tried to start it before, but he wanted nothing to do with it, so I just stopped.
Here's how easy it was since I waited till he was ready:
He woke up last Wednesday morning and I took his diaper off and put his big boy Cars underwear on. I told him that he couldn't pee or poop in them because it would make a huge mess if he did. Of course I was concerned that he still wouldn't really know when he was going since he's gone in a diaper for so long, but boy was I wrong!!! About an hour after he woke up, he started holding himself and saying "ow ow ow" and I asked him if he needed to go and he said yes!! I took him and he went right away. Since then, he's only had ONE accident!!! He even keeps his pull-up dry at night...usually ;) He went twice at church yesterday, once for someone else during the first service and again for me during second service (I was teaching the 3 year old class). I'm so proud of my boy!!! I've been told by alot of people that boys are harder to potty train, and while Laney was pretty much this easy (although she was a full year younger), Chloe wasn't (she was a full year younger too)...Elijah is much easier! I don't know if I'll wait till Isaac is 3 to start with him, but if I start earlier and he's acting like he's not ready, I'm not gonna push it.
Yay for having only one in diapers again....till October, that is :)